Retail investors are preferring SIP option for investing in mutual funds, with the industry garnering around Rs 67,190 crore through this route in 2017-18.
Sebi is considering linking retail investors' exposure to derivatives with their income, a move aimed at preventing them from taking positions in risky instruments.
With MFs gaining traction among retail investors, AMCs have filed draft documents with Sebi seeking approval to launch as many as 18 new schemes in this year.
The number of folios has grown by over 66 lakh in the first six months of the current fiscal.
Billionaire investor William Ackman took his fight for board seats at Automatic Data Processing Inc to retail investors in an unusually public format.
Mutual fund industry's asset base rose 7 per cent to all time high of about Rs 19.5 lakh crore at the end of June quarter.
The asset base of mutual fund industry in India surged 35% to all-time high of Rs 18.3 lakh crore in 2016-17, driven by growing participation from retail investors.
According to the data released by Sebi, mutual fund managers invested a net sum of Rs 2,040 crore last month.
Fund managers have been putting in money in the stock market since August last year due to a sharp plunge in equities.
DoD has sought that 50 per cent of the income from retail participation be exempted from tax.